Slipped Jack Might Have Led to Wake Mechanic's Death at County Garage
David Champion, 33, was killed Tuesday afternoon when the back end of an ambulance on which he was working fell on him at the Wake County General Services Fleet Management facility on Capital Boulevard.Posted — Updated
A car jack might have slipped from underneath the ambulance that fell on the mechanic, according to preliminary findings by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Paramedics waiting on another ambulance at the Capital Boulevard garage attended to his injuries. He was transported to a local hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead, Cook said.
"Wake County is decidated to finding out exactly what happened," Cook said, reading from a written statement. "We are working with officials and investigators and assisting in every way we can."
Champion worked for the county for more than four years. The county is providing grief counseling to employees.